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e•lab•o•rate



Pronunciation: (
adj.i-lab'ur-it;
v.i-lab'u-rāt"),
[key]
adj., v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.


adj.
1. worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness: elaborate preparations; elaborate care.
2. marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated.

v.t.
1. to work out carefully or minutely; develop to perfection.
2. to add details to; expand.
3. to produce or develop by labor.
4. Physiol.to convert (food, plasma, etc.) by means of chemical processes into a substance more suitable for use within the body.

v.i.
to add details in writing, speaking, etc.; give additional or fuller treatment (usually fol. by on or upon): to elaborate upon a theme or an idea.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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